He probably wasn’t expecting much of a reaction when he told Taylor Swift to just MOVE ON with her love life.
But it turns out Tay Tay REALLY wasn’t happy with Olly Murs’ comments on an australian Radio Show, branding him a sexist and forcing him to write a big open letter by way of an apology. Yikes.
Ols has been in a whole heap of trouble since he basically told Tay to man-up, move on and stop writing tracks about her ex (and his BFF) Harry Styles.
After the whole world (and then some) reacted, including Taylor calling him sexist (erm?), the 30-year-old’s been kinda forced to write a big fat apology and insist that all his comments were made in jest.
Probably for the best, else Tay might’ve written a song about him too.
Talking to Daily Mail Australia, Olly confessed that he’s written an actual letter, explaining: “I reached out to Taylor around two days ago. I gave her a letter and said, “I’m really sorry… It came out wrong. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to make any offence.”
He added: “It always came out that every article says Taylor writes songs and they always link it to Harry so I was just making a joke and defending my mate.
“But there’s one thing – I’m not and I’ve never been sexist, I don’t think that’s right.
“It wasn’t nice what I said but it was a joke. I didn’t expect it to blow up like it did.”
Bless him. Let’s give the guy a break, yeah?
The whole thing started when Ols took a musical swipe at Tay after finding out her new track ‘Out Of The Woods’ was written about her relationship with Harry.
We say relationship, but it was ONLY two months. Yep, TWO.
Speaking on 2DayFM’s breakfast show, he said: “Come on [Taylor], let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry.”
Olly added: “Bless him, it’s been like two years and he’s still getting lashed out isn’t he.”
Olly did admit that he hadn’t actually heard the song, but he just wanted to defend his mate, right?
Taylor then reacted on the same radio station, saying “I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars.
“They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love-life, and no one raises a red flag there.”
We’ll be honest – we didn’t really see anything at all sexist in Olly’s comments, soz Tay.
Still, at least Olly’s got three (yes, there’s FOUR overall) more Harry-inspired tracks on the album to enjoy.
We’ll just sit here and await the next Olly-inspired tune.
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